Rudy Giuliani: I Heard (But Didn’t See) Reports of 9/11 Cheers In New Jersey
The former mayor of New York City admitted on Morning Joe that he recalled hearing reports of cheers in New Jersey and New York on Sept. 11, 2001, but stressed that he never saw any footage.
Rudy Giuliani, who served as NYC’s mayor during the terrorist attacks on 9/11, was asked by co-host Mika Brzezinski about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump‘s claim that he witnesses people cheering in Jersey City that day. Before she could finish her question, Giuliani immediately jumped in with an answer.
“I was, as you know, deeply involved in it. I heard reports of such things in New Jersey [and] in New York. I didn’t see it.”
“You never saw news reports about it?” co-host Joe Scarborough asked the ex-mayor.
“I really saw a Washington Post article [from back then] describing some kind of celebrations, but no, I didn’t see news reports at the time,” he said.
Scarborough then asked panelist Tom Brokaw to chime in on Trump’s comments since he anchored NBC Nightly News at the time of the attacks.
“There is no authenticity to that based on what mayors in New Jersey saw, what police chiefs saw, what people on the streets saw. There’s no one who’s come forward and said, ‘There were thousands and thousands of people cheering.’
Check out the clip above, via MSNBC.
[h/t Talking Points Memo]
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